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Canoe Restaurant in Center Harbor, NH

When you stay with us at the Center Harbor Inn you can expect to be immersed in the small lake town life where everything is a short walk away. One of our favorite places and hotel partners, Canoe Restaurant, is located within walking distance of the Inn. Canoe features laid-back American cuisine in a boathouse-inspired setting. This Spring they recently completed a full renovation that will be sure to bring in new guests year after year. They may have renovated the restaurant but when you walk in you still feel like you are at the same place it’s been for years.

The bar area has been completely redone with high top tables so you can look over the window sill to see lake views. They also purchased a wood fired oven which can be seen from just about anywhere in the bar area adding a rustic feel to the space and delivering excellent flavors for your meal. For the women pocketbook hooks were placed under the bar, so no worrying about draping it behind your seat or placing your bag on the floor anymore. In the main dining area, the dividing wall was opened up to provide the whole room with a view. Six-person booths were added for larger groups and a newly redesigned ceiling adds character to the room.

Check out our Midweek Winnipesaukee Romance package for a great deal which includes 15% off accommodations of your choice during two or more midweek nights and receive a $75 gift certificate to the wonderful Canoe Restaurant.

Guests can expect a casual and communal experience. In the bar there is 80s music playing, sports on tv, and local craft beer flowing from the tap tree. In the dining room you can have a more romantic and private, slow-paced experience. During the warmer months you can dine in their three-season porch and enjoy the fresh air. There has been nothing but positive feedback on the renovations and we highly suggest Canoe Restaurant on your next trip to the Center Harbor Inn. They are open seven days a week for dinner, and lunch is served Friday – Sunday.

Message from the Manager

The Center Harbor Inn is excited to announce that this summer season’s preparations to our lakeside beach are just about complete and ready for guests to enjoy. We recently finished installing our swim line, mooring field, and swim raft for the brave ones ready to immerse themselves in the inviting waters of Lake Winnipesaukee. The beach furniture, fireplace seating, and our fleet of kayaks, paddle boards, and pedal boats are now available just in time to begin enjoying summertime fun as the warmer weather finally arrives.

Come out and experience the magnificent sunrise each morning while enjoying a fine cup of locally roasted coffee offered at our continental breakfast. Sit out on our 200 feet of sandy beach and spot all the new wild birds returning from the South to enjoy the early summertime weather. You may even catch a glimpse of our resident otter swimming around the boat docks.

If you are a boat owner, don’t leave her behind. Your boat is welcome to stay in one of our 16 boat slips or 8 moorings where you can unleash her to roam 71 square miles of New Hampshire’s largest lake. From sightseeing, to water sports to casting out your line, you are sure to find it all right here off of our beautiful shores.

When the day winds down you can ease right into the night with a relaxing soak in our year-round, lakeside, outdoor hot tub or sit around our lakeside fire pit to catch the night falling over the lake.

Make your reservations early and try not to miss out on all that the Big Lake has to offer. Make this summertime your summertime.

Thank you,
Denis Longchamps

Lake Winnipesaukee Ice Fishing Derby

With Lake Winnipesaukee frozen over, ice fishing enthusiasts from all over are flocking to New Hampshire’s Big Lake for a chance to catch their share of lake trout. When all the boats are stored for the season, there is still plenty of opportunity to throw a line in and enjoy a refreshing beer or beverage. Ice fishing offers the perfect activity to enjoy all of the beautiful scenery in the heart of winter on Lake Winnipesaukee. You certainly don’t need to wait until summer to get your fish on.

Aside from the peace and relaxation that comes with ice fishing, the sport includes plenty of opportunities for social interaction. So, bring out the friends and family, spark up a charcoal grill and enjoy cooking lunch on the lake with a hot cocoa or cold beer in hand.

Another added benefit of this winter sport is how much cheaper it is to ice fish. With the surface frozen over, you don’t need a boat to get out into the middle of the lake. With no boat, comes no cost for fuel or repairs, just take your equipment and head on out.

If ice fishing is your thing and you’re interested in earning more than just a fish then you’re in luck, because it’s Fishing Derby time in the Lakes Region! So, join us at the Center Harbor Inn located right on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee, just down the road from the derby site in Meredith, NH. The Derby is taking place on February 10 – 11, 2018. With over $50,000 in prizes this is an event you won’t want to miss. The Center Harbor Inn is offering a fantastic promotion on rooms during the event which includes 15% off accommodations of two or more nights. For more information on the package check it out here.

Besides being directly on the Lake, the Center Harbor Inn offers a delicious and locally sourced continental breakfast, a four-season outdoor hot tub with heated walkways to unwind in after a day on the ice, a relaxing sauna and a fitness center. Don’t miss out on this year’s Fishing Derby and stay in style at the Center Harbor Inn!